After you have finalized your job description and set future goals, take the time to document your progress. "Each time you complete a task or reach a specific goal, record what you have done," says Bottos. "This personal job data will be useful during your performance review. Instead of speaking generally about the work you have been doing, you will be able to point to specific examples of the progress you have made." According to Bottos, this information may also indicate to your employer that your job is evolving -- and that it is time for an increase in responsibility, salary, and title.